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Wellesley College JHeuas 

Entered as second-class matter November 17. 1916, at the post office at Framingham, Mass., under the act of March 3, 1879. 



VOL. XXVIII. 



FRAMINGHAM AND WELLESLEY, MASS., JAN. 29, 1920 



No. 15 



ADDRESS YOUR MAIL ACCORDING TO 

NEW BOSTON POSTAL DISTRICT 

NUMBERS. 



The new plan for numbering stations in the Bos- 
ton Postal District will become effective Jan. 20, 
1920. It will still be necessary under this plan for 
patrons to retain their present address, adding the 
postal station number after the name of the city or 
town, as follows: 

John Doe, 310' Huntington Avenue, 
Boston 17, Mass. 
John Doe, 5 Blank Street, 
Wellesley 81, Mass. 

The following numbers have been assigned to the 
several delivery units: 

Station No. 

Allston 34 

Arlington 74 

Arlington Heights 75 

Atlantic 71 

Auburndale 66 

Back Bay 17 

Belmont 78 

Boston General Post Office 9 

Boston General Post Office Boxes 1 to 8 

Braintree 84 

Brighton 35 

Brookline 46 

Cambridge 38 

Cambridge A 39 

Cambridge B . . . . : 40 

Cambridge C 41 

Charlestown 29 

Chelsea 50 

Chestnut Hill 67 

Coolidge Corner 47 

Dorchester 22 

Dorchester Centre 24 

East Boston 28 

East Milton 87 

East Weymouth 89 

Essex Street 11 

Essex Street Boxes 10 

Everett 49 

Grove Hall 21 

Hanover Street 16 

Hanover Street Boxes 15 

Hyde Park 36 

Jamaica Plain 30 

Maiden 48 

Mattapan 26 

Medford • 55 

Medford Hillside 57 

Melrose 76 

Melrose Highlands 77 

Milton 86 

Xeedham 92 

Xeedham Heights 94 

Xewton 58 

Xewton Centre 59 

Xewton Highlands 61 

Xewton Lower Falls 62 

Xewton Upper Falls 64 

Xewtonville 60 

North Postal 14 

Xorth Postal Boxes 12 

Xorth Weymouth 91 

Vuincy ! 69 

Readville 37 

Revere 51 

Roslindale 31 

Roxbury 19 

Roxbury Crossing 20 

Somerville 42 

South Boston 27 



OUR SISTER COLLEGE WELCOMES 
PRESIDENT PENDLETON. 

Letter from Grace Boynton, 1914, at Peking Col- 
lege for women. 

One cold December morning there was a Chapel 
service in the only college for girls in the whole of 
Xorth China. The stone-floored Chapel with its 
tiled roof was standing before the days of Colum- 
bus, and during one part of its august history it 
was the throne room where a Manehu emperor 
came to pay his honorable respects to his still 
more honorable grandmamma. Just at present, 
emperors and thrones are not popular in China, 
and the stately audience room now shelters a plat- 
form, a piano, a few rows of chairs, and at Chapel 
time seventy odd Chinese girls in padded coats and 
black skirts, and their foreign teachers. On this 
particular morning there were two foreigners on 
the platform, Mrs. Frame, the acting president of 
the college, and a new comer whose American 
name each of the sedate damsels in attendance had 
valiantly attempted to master. They had heard 
that this was President Pendleton of Wellesley 
College (another jawbreaker for pronunciation) 
and they all wanted to know why the distinguished 
guest was in China. When the}' had asked about 
it the teachers had replied mysteriously "Miss 
Pendleton will tell you about it herself." Here she 
was then, and after the Chinese chant, she rose 
with Mrs. Frame for her interpreter, and the girls 
fastened their eyes upon her and listened as* if 
their lives depended upon it. 

The first words were a greeting from Wellesley 
girls who were mindful of these Chinese students, 
because they knew that Miss Pendleton was to be 
in China at this time. And then they heard about 
the way in which the college in America spends its 
(Continued on page. 3, col. 1) 

TRANSLATION FROM A PEKING LOCAL 

DAILY, "SOCIAL WELFARE," 

DEC. 13, 1919. 



"Yesterday, at three hours after noon, the 
American Minister, Dr. Tenney, had a personal 
interview with Eastern Sea (the honorable name of 
President Hsu) and furthermore introduced two 
women professors (President Pendleton and Miss 
Charlotte Conant) from the Beautiful Country 
(America) to his presence. He very graciously 
chatted with them at length concerning educational 
problems of the Middle Country (China) and the 
Beautiful Country (America). In the end, Dr. 
Tenney and his guests uttered farewell words and 
retreated from the audience." 

South Braintree 85 

South Weymouth 90 

Station A 18 

Stoneham 80 

Ufphams Corner 25 

Waban 68 

Waltham 54 

Watertowji ' 72 

Waverley 79 

Wellesley 81 

Wellesley Hills 82 

West Medford 56 

West Newton 65 

West Roxbury 32 

West Somerville 44 

Weymouth 88 

Winter Hill 45 

Winthrop 52 

Wollaston 70 



PRESIDENT PENDLETON WRITES 
FROM PEKING. 

Peking, December 31, 
II is such a temptation to settle down for letter 
writing and packing, but it is not safe to do so, for 
Mary Humphrey Hadley will probably call to say 
good-bye, and others may do the same. We have 
just come from "our adopted sister college" where 
we have had Sunday dinner, and remembering the 
custom engendered by the 3.13 Sunday train we 
left promptly at three. C. has just gone out to get 
a photograph, or rather snapshot, at the chapel of 
the British Legation, which was the refuge of Euro- 
peans in 1900. We are leaving in the morning, and 
sorry we are too, for Peking has proved very de- 
lightful, weather glorious and people most enter- 
taining. Everyone has outdone herself to be good 
to us. 

We will spend to-morrow night with Frances 
Taft Pyke in Tientsin; then go on to Nanking, 
arriving there on the afternoon before Christinas. 
We shall spend Christmas, therefore, at Ginling 
College, and go on to Shanghai on the 28th to 
stay until we sail for home. Presumably we shall 
sail on the China Mail Steamship Line, but the 
name of the steamer and the date I will cable when 
we leave. 

We do not now expect to go back to Japan ex- 
cept as -we shall touch at Yokohama after we leave 
Shanghai. We now expect to go home via Honolulu 
and San Francisco, and have written to Wellesley 
people there to that effect. We have had a beauti- 
ful time, but we are glad to ifeel that we have 
reached our farthest point, and that we are really 
turning homeward when we leave to-morrow. I 
had a most vivid dream of Wellesley affairs two 
nights ago. 

(Continued on page 4, col. 1) 

THE QUENAS AND LACES OF OLD PERU 
COME TO WELLESLEY. 



"Stereoptieon, piano and flute will accompany 
the address on 'Primitive Music and Customs of 
the Early Peruvians' given by Senor Robles and 
interpreted by Mr. Peter H. Goldsmith, Wednes- 
day, January 21" — so said the Wellesley posters. 
But those who were fortunate enough to be at 
Billings Hall discovered how inadequate was this 
list of "added attractions." For in addition to 
these mechanical devices and Mr. Goldsmith's 
translation of Senor Robles absorbing and fasci- 
nating address, which embodied a wealth of old 
Inca legends and fantasies, Senor Robles very 
kindly showed the audience his collection of 
quenas (the pastoral flute of the early Incas) and 
his priceless bits of lace, woven over twenty cen- 
turies ago by the women of Peru. 

Mr. Goldsmith introduced Senor Robles who 
delivered a brief speech in which he praised the 
beauties of Wellesley as well as the great opportu- 
nities for women which she represented to him. 
Then Mr. Goldsmith, with the help of the stereopti- 
eon, gave us "a personally conducted tour" 
through Peru, famous for its cotton, copper and 
gold, through Lima, the capital with its beautiful 
Cathedral, and the mountains and lakes of South 
America. Then the stage was set, the background 
of Senor Robles investigations had been brought 
before the audience. 

Since the tribes of the races of South America 
found music the most satisfactory means of ex- 
pression, most of Senor Robles investigations were 
in the regions of the old Inca dynasties where the 
greatest number of old musical instruments are to 
(Continued on page 3, col. 2) 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Boarb of lEMtors 



PROFESSOR HOCKING LECTURES ON 
"THE IDEA OF GOD." 



Eleanor Skerry, 1920, Editor-in-Chief. 
Margaret Johnson, 1920, Associate Editor. 
Elizabeth Peale, 1920, Business ManageT. 
Dorothy Bright, 1921, Ass't Business Manager. 
Amelia DeWolf, 1921, Circulation Manager. 
Alice Richards, 1922. Ass't Circulation Manager. 



Assistant Editors. 
Mary Barnet, 1920 Clemewell Hinchliff, 1921. 
Muriel Fritz, 1920. Elizabeth Saybe, 1921. 
Mary' Dooly, 1921. Dorothy Williams, 1922 
Emilie Weyl, 1922 Margaret Griffiths, 1922. 
Elizabeth Woody', 1922 



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LAKEV1EW PRESS. PRINTERS, FRAMINO.H*W- MASS. 



USELESS BUT- 



We know that it is absolutely useless to offer 
any good advice about mid-year time. The flus- 
tered freshmen looks at us with woe-begone eyes 
and mentally accuses, "Well, i/ou haven't six exams 
to pass!" The sophomore murmurs something 
about, "Advice's all right, but I've a condition to 
pass off," while the junior exclaims, "If I'd even 
know what work a final paper took — ," and the 
senior announces grimly, "I can't afford not to get 
through this year." 

In the face of all opposition, however, we gather 
up our courage and offer, tentatively, in truth, our 
humble but valuable suggestions. To you, espe- 
cially, freshmen, we point out that the lake, Tower 
Court Hill, the skiis, and toboggans are still in 
existence — what is still more helpful — they are 
there for you to use. Somehow, one's brain seems 
to work far better after a couple of headlong 
spills down the hill, or some futile endeavors 
on the ice. The sophomores we beg to remind that 
the world ' still wags on — despite conditions and 
such matters. It is rather comforting at times to 
come to the sudden realization that the Russian 
situation won't be settled even though Bible One is 
passed. Perhaps it is cruel to stop a studeous 
junior plowing through a final paper to thrust a 
joke before her nose and remind her that a sense 
of humor is a life long friend. But we've tried it, 
and it works ! The seniors we leave to their own 
devices. Perhaps Prom will keep them diverted — 
especially if they have to ask a new man every 
other day. 

But in spite of the advice, the News wishes good 
luck to everyone. 



FREE PRESS. 



All contributions for this column must be signed with 
the full name of the author. Only articles thus signed 
will be printed. Initials or numerals will be used in 
printing the articles if the writer so desires. 

The Editors do not hold themselves responsible for 
bpinions and statements which appear in this column. 

Contributions should be in the hands of the Editors 
by 9 A. M. on Monday. 

What Next, Indeed? 

To those who find organized winter sports such 
a hardship, I should like to explain the purpose of 
organization. We feel, and this is the unanimous 
opinion of those who have been most interested in 
Wellesley athletics, that we have been allowing a 
splendid opportunity to slip by by not utilizing the 
hill and the lake to the fullest advantage in winter. 
What seemed to us the best and most, natural way 
to get girls interested in winter sports was to 
organize all sports that we could possibly manage, 
and provide some equipment and instruction, so 
that girls who have not spent winters in a snow 
country or who have not had the opportunity to 
enjoy winter sports, could discover how to play 
out-of-doors in the winter. Those who do know 
what fun it is, we know will go out, as they always 
have, but this year there is a greater range of 
sports to enjoy. 

The organization which is objected to so stren- 
uously consists in signing up for the skiis or 
toboggan which a girl borrows from the athletic 
association, and in crossing off her name when she 
returns them. This may lie akin to the "duties and 



responsibilities which mark the academic" but it 
seems necessary if we wish to know what has be- 
come of our equipment. As to the girls timing 
themselves, it is merely so we can work out some 
sort of a point system and be able to tell at the 
final carnival what class has gotten most girls out 
for the longest times. The cups, presented by the 
classes are to be awarded to individuals, judged, so 
as to give' a fair opportunity to all, on time spent, 
not on skill. Most girls have an idea how long 
they are out anyway, and it might be suggested 
that this does not necessitate carrying a clock. 
Books, also may be left at home. 

Therefore, my dears, go out and spend all the 
odds and ends of time you wish to imbibe the air, 
and get exercise — with our blessings. What we 
want you to do is to go out and see what fun it is, 
and — by the way, Samuel Pepys is a good model. 
He never missed anything. E. K. M. 

II. 
What Do We Want? 
What does Wellesley really want? First one 
sees in the Free Press columns anathema heaped 
upon the lack of efficiency and organization with 
which student activities are conducted. One reads 
ardent pleas for the support of a certain organ- 
ization since it trains students as leaders and 
and organizers. Then, when a perfectly harmless 
bit of organization is applied to winter sports, — 
organization which could hardly deaden its spon- 
taneity for anyone who had even the slighest in- 
terest in it, and which might draw in those of 
tipid interest, some temperamental soul objects 
to such shackles. It is rather generally conceded 
that civilization progresses by means of organi- 
zation and some degree of efficient management. 
So does Wellesley prefer such progress or freedom 
for temperament. 

'20. 



SONG COMPETITION. 



Wake up poets ! 

Wake up composers ! 

And all work for Song Competition ! 

Each class must have an original song to be 
handed to their song leader on or before February 
1. Each song should be not only original but also 
typical of the Wellesley of to-day. Let's start a 
new generation of songs to replace the out of date 
"backwoodsman" and " forensics." Everyone help 
your class to win! 

Marjorie L. Perkins, 1920. 



NEW GIFT FOR THE JUNIUS HILL 
ALCOVE. 



The Junius Hill Alcove has just received a 
package of music and books from Mrs. Fred. H. 
Esters of Gardner, Mass. 

There are three volumes of music and eleven 
books with subjects relative to music. They will 
be of considerable value to the music library be- 
cause they include such writers as Parry, Elson, 
Goetschius, Huneker, Moscheles, on biographical 
and critical subjects. 



"The idea of God is a universal idea if there is 
universal idea," said Mr. Hocking in his lecture in 
Billings Hall on January 23. "But the more defi- 
nite man's ideas of God have been the more likely 
they were to have been wrong. The men who did 
not believe in him were the most certain." 

Mr. Hocking described two common ideals of 
God — one, that of the soldiers in the war, the 
other, an idea common to many people. In the 
soldier's sense religion is "being aware of God in 
one's environment" with little consciousness of 
Him as a judge in daily lives. Then, among many, 
the idea of God as something which acts as the 
prevailing force in the affairs of men prevails. 
Mr. Hocking spoke, too, of the pantheist's idea of 
God as a spirit dwelling in nature and man — "But 
the sophistication of the last tends away from the 
liberal objective and personal idea of the soldier." 

The personality of God in the sense of learning 
contrast and opposition, Mr. Hocking denied for 
this world of selves with the monotheistic concep- 
tion of the universe. We. have always wanted 
human fickleness and pjasticity in God; in the his- 
tory of religion his changeableness has been a 
principal theme. His variableness might, however, 
be a sign of an invariable will. "But neither of 
these," Mr. Hocking said, "is a bar toward regard- 
ing personality in God." 

The self-sufficiency of the world of nature, Mr. 
Hocking denied for to say that space and time and 
their contents are self-sufficient fails to account for 
imagination. We know nature to be dependent. 
"In the knowledge that nature is not the whole of 
reality we have a positive experience of that on 
which nature depends. When we are aware of 
nature as dependent and human relations as de- 
pendent on something else that something else 
never leaves us solitary. In serving truth, justice, 
etc. we are aware of coming nearer to one another 
and to reality. This type of experience gives an 
idea of God. It is that which according to its de- 
gree in as makes us effective in the world. In ex- 
perience we discover God as that upon which na- 
ture depends." 



COPLEY THEATRE. 



The next play to be presented by Henry Jewett's 
Company at the Copley Theatre will be "Man and 
Superman," one of the most delightful comedies by 
G. Bernard Shaw, whose knowledge of men and 
manners gives him an admirable opportunity of 
introducing an interesting group of people into 
any play that he writes. "Man and Superman" 
made a distinct success when it was first seen in 
this country some years ago at which time Robert 
Loraine, an English actor, was seen in the part of 
John Tanner. In the Copley Theatre presentation 
of this play this part will be played by Noel Les- 
lie, a youthful actor of splendid stage presence, 
who is pleasantly remembered as a member of Mr. 
Jewett's Company last season, but who has just 
rejoined the organization. "Man and Superman" 
abounds in rich humor and its development of plot 
through character is one of the interesting features 
of the play; then there is the battle of the sexes, 
and the conflict between candor and hypocrisy and 
these are elements that will rivet the attention of 
the audience. 

In the printed edition Mr. Shaw calls his play 
"a comedy and a philosophy." It was originally 
published in 1903 and was first produced at a 
Vedrenne-Barker matinee in London in the spring 
of 1905, and was later given evening performances 
at the Court Theatre, London. It has been fre- 
quently done in the English capital since then. 
"Man and Superman" was played by Mr. Jewett's 
Company in January of 1917, and its performance 
was highly spoken of at that time. t 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Our Sister College Welcomes President 
Pendleton. 

(Continued from page 1. col. 2) 
time each day. Some of the things mentioned were 
quite familiar to the Chinese audience; they also 
have their Student Government Association which 
presides over the destinies of the undergraduates; 
they also have their Christian Association which is 
so zealous that it schedules a prayer meeting at 
two o'clock on Christmas morning as the proper 
way to observe the singing of the Christmas an- 
gels! — and they also have their classes and lectures. 
There was one new thing which Miss Pendleton 
mentioned, and that was the Wellesley custom of 
cheering. Mrs. Frame's translation somehow gave 
the idea of the thing which no Chinese girl ever 
does; and they were told how after Wellesley 
Chapel one morning last spring, the girls gathered 
and cheered for the sister college in China. 

When it came to this point, one could feel a 
breathless concentration of attention. Then one 
girl sitting in the front row did a very unchinese 
thing. She leaned forward with a quick, glad 
smile. In the Orient the more important a thing- 
is, the more solemn you are about it, and to betray 
excitement about a serious matter is to the last 
degree indecorous. It seemed to one Wellesley 
woman who watched, that the echo of that free 
spontaneous Wellesley cheer had somehow found its 
way across the intervening time and space, and 
had called irresistibly to the new type of woman- 
hood which is coming into being in old L^rna. The 
girl who smiled is a prophecy of that new woman- 
hood; she was Chung Hui, who risked arrest and 
imprisonment last spring in the Student Movement, 
when she headed a little delegation of girls who 
went through the streets to the offices of the Pres- 
ident of the Republic to carry a protest against 
the ill treatment of patriotic students who were in 
the hands of the police. 

Miss Pendleton went on to tell about the plans 
which are being laid to make the sister institutions 
helpful to each other. It did not need Mrs. 
Frame's translation to convey to the girls the 
sweetness and encouragement of the gracious ad- 
dress, for the Wellesley president gave these things 
directly in her face and voice. To each girl who 
listened came the realization that the Wellesley 
spirit begins a new day for the young and advent- 
urous college in China. It was practically impos- 
sible to conduct classes that afternoon; they re- 
solved themselves into conversations about Welles- 
lev, and many of the girls seemed to feel that their 
object in life must henceforth be to learn English, 
collect some money and fare forth to the College 
Beautiful. Some may realize this dream but all of 
them will witness a development of their own col- 
lege which will make it increasingly possible for 
*_ninese girls to go out to their own country, "not 
to be ministered unto, but to minister." 



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The Quenas and Laces of Old Peru Come to 
Wellesley. 
(Continued from page 1, col. 3) 
be found. Since the peoples of Peru keep the 
manners and customs as well as the music 
and literature of the very earliest Peruvians Senor 
Robles finds in their songs (the words of which 
have come to be meaningless since they belong to 
no living language) the sort of music which the 
Incas played thousands of years ago. So the 
music as well as the instruments have come down 
to us of today. In the old Indian civilization all 
men who thought themselves capable to do so made 
musical instruments, the test being whether or not 
the instrument could render a tune successfully. 
One of his pieces, an old, clay flute whose age was 
at least twenty centuries, plays the scale with the 
exact variation as any Steinway Grand of today. 
As a result of Senor Roble's thesis (which Mr. 
Goldsmith could not take time to explain at length) 
Senor Robles has determined a fact of great im- 
portance, which is, that the earliest music was not 
that oif the Greeks but belonged to the Peruvians. 
This means that music originated in the new and 
not in the old world. 

Inseparable with the music of old Peru are its 
wierd tales, its legends and fantasies, a few of 
which Mr. Goldsmith related before their musical 
interpretation by Senor Robles. Then indeed Peru 
was before us, and the inhabitants of the snow 
capped Andes, and the warriors and priests of the 
old Incas and even the great Sun God himself 
came to spend a wonderful half hour at Billings 
Hall. 



SUNDAY MORNING CHAPEL. 



MISS FLEMING SPEAKS ON JAPAN. 



Miss May Fleming in her address at Christian 
Association meeting, Friday evening, January 23, 
in Billings Hall, spoke of the urgent need for more 
workers in the foreign mission field. Miss Flem- 
ing gave convincing reasons why she felt an im- 
perative call to missionary work in Japan, which 
she plans to undertake before the end of the year. 

The existing conditions in Japan as Miss Flem- 
ing described them testified to Japan's very real 
need for missionaries, and made apparent the con- 
viction with which the speaker felt the call to help 
in that particular field and when, as the speaker 
pointed out, one realizes that Japan is only a cor- 
ner in the vast territory included in the field of 
foreign missions, it is plain that the need for more 
workers, fitted to do valuable work, can hardly be 
exaggerated. 



Dr. John McDowell of New York City, the 
speaker at Sunday morning chapel on January 18, 
chose as his text "Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 
lovest thou me more than these?" 

Many different men have at one time or another 
sought to express the key-note of an age by one 
word — witness the books, An Age of Faith, An 
Aye of Social Service, and Dr. Van Dyke's Gospel 
for an Age of Doubt. This age in which we live 
is an age of doubt, of faith, of service; but prima- 
rily it is an age of inquiry. Men today are con- 
cerned with the foundations upon which the struc- 
ture of our modern life rests. They are question- 
ing the foundations of government, of business, of 
education; and much of the present day unrest is 
due to the fact that these questions have not been 
answered. Our first concern should be with reli- 
gion, for without that we have no foundation for 
business or education or government. 

We may have three kinds of religion: the reli- 
gion that rests upon the instinct of fear; the reli- 
gion that rests upon the instinct of self-interest; 
or the religion that rests upon the instinct of 
loyalty. Of the first two Christ makes no mention 
in His teachings; He does not ask men to follow 
Him for fear of what the consequences will be if 
they do not, or because "it pays to be religious." 
Christ asks only for love and loyalty. That is the 
foundation which will not fail in time of need. If 
you know what a man's loyalties are you know 
what he is. During the war we did not ask con- 
cerning a man's wealth or knowledge, but concern- 
ing his loyalty. 

Where Christ questioned Peter three times, 
"Lovest thou me?"' He was trying to discover 
whether there was in Peter enough loyalty on 
which to build. Now God is not asking of us 
anything but what Fie asked of Peter. His in- 
quiry is not of what we know or what we have 
done, but of how much we love Him. He is not 
asking us to be loyal to the Bible or to an organ- 
ization, even though it be the Church, but to a 
person. We do not have to solve all the questions 
of our hearts, but only to trust in Him, and He 
will lead us through. 

Loyalty to Christ is fourfold. It means that we 
will acknowledge all His claims, accept His offer 
of life, obey His commandments, and incarnate His 
spirit of sacrifice and love. This is the foundation 
upon which Christ built His religion. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




President Pendleton Whites From Peking. 
(ConLinued from page 1, col. 3) 

When we went to the bank on Thursday last we 
found a large mail, and you can imagine how de- 
lighted we were to get the letters. We shall not 
get any more now until we reach Shanghai. 

Friday we went to the Great Wall. It means a 
journey of about three hours by train, and the 
same back. Most people combine a visit to the 
.Ming tombs too. But this means spending a night 
and taking a donkey or sedan chair ride of some 
three hours, and no one advised us to try it in the 
winter. The Wall is certainly very impressive, and 
worth all it cost in time and money. It seems in- 
credible that it should have been built before the 
Christian era. It gives you a new respect for the 
attainments of this people. It is curious how soon 
one gets accustomed to these Eastern sights. It 
seems quite natural now to step into a ricksha and 
go off, pulled by a perfectly strange, unintelligible 
coolie. It is amazing how they pick up English 
words, and how proud they are of their progress in 
this direction. 

It was so good to get your letters. You cannot 
-mess how much the home letters mean to us. I 
hope our letters are reaching you. It will be a re- 
lief when we hear that you have had the first letters 
from Japan. I thought of you all when College 
was closing, and hope all goes well during this 
holiday. 

ZETA ALPHA PROGRAMME MEETING. 

.January 21, 1930. 

British Dramatists, No. 2. John Masefield. 

The Tragedy of Nan — Act 3. 

Characters : 

Nan Hardwick Rebecca Hill 

Gaffer Pearce Helen Palmer 

Jenny Pargetter Grace Hartman 

Mrs. Pargetter (her mother) Elizabeth Lustig 

Wm. Pargetter (her father) Virginia Travell 

Dick Gurvil Ridley Berryman 

Captain Dixon Edith Bixby 

Constable Gwendolyn Keene 

Director, Muriel Starret 
Scene. House of Wm. Pargetter, a tenant far- 
mer, at Broad Oak, in Severn. 

Period. Early Nineteenth Century. 

"The drama was first produced by the Pioneers 
Company under the direction of Mr. H. Granville 
Barker on May 24, 1908 in the New Royalty 
Theatre, London. A few special performances of 
it have been presented in America. Part of the 
story, as the author states, is based upon an 
episode of real life, about a century ago." 



WHITIN OBSERVATORY— OPEN NIGHT. 



On the evening of Tuesday, February 3, if the 
sky be clear, the Whitin Observatory will be 
open to all members of the college, from 7.30 to 
9.30. The six-inch telescope will be used for ob- 
serving the Moon. The 12-inch telescope will be 
used until nine o'clock for observing the planet 
Jupiter and its four bright satellites, and after 
nine for observing the planet Saturn and its rings. 
John C. Duncan, Director. 



FIRST WINTER CARNIVAL. 



Weather and approaching examinations were in 
league against the success of 1920's Winter Car- 
nival. In spite of the snow storm about one 
hundred hardy souls ventured to Tower Court 
Hill on Saturday afternoon, January 24th and at- 
tempted some tobogganing, skiing and skii joring, 
and gathered around the bonfire to eat doughnuts. 
But with better weather and the growing enthu- 
siasm for Winter Sports it is hoped that '21's 
Carnival will be more successful. 




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By the yard at the best Silk Departments — 

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Departments and Class Shops 

The name MALLINSON on 
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NEW COLLEGE SONGS. 



RUTH CHATTERTON LAST WEEK AT THE 
HOLLIS STREET. 



The Book Store has for sale the Supplement to 
the seventh edition of the Wellesley College Song 
Book; the Supplement has all the competition 
songs of last Spring, together with entirely new 
settings of "Breezes from Waban blow gently" 
and "Lake of grey at dawning day," — in short, all 
the songs that the college has been waiting for. 
The eighth edition of the Song book will not be 
ready before next winter, and those who buy the 
Supplement and also own the seventh edition of 
the Song Book will not need to buy the eighth 
edition. The Supplement makes a handsome pam- 
phlet of 22 pages; price forty cents, or forty-two 
cents if sent by mail. 



SUFFRAGE LEADERS TO SUPPORT 
MOVIE CENSORSHIP. 



Suffrage district leaders throughout the State 
have received an appeal sent out from the State 
Association to line up their forces in support of 
State Censorship of Moving Pictures. The meas- 
ure introduced for the first time at this session of 
the General Court, and which has been prepared 
by a special committee on motion pictures, has the 
endorsement of many organizations. In its present 
form the bill provides first for an advisory body 
to establish motion picture standards and second, 
for a board of censors whose business it will be to 
inspect all films before they are shown in the 
State and to authorize the production of those 
that conform to the standards established. 

These boards are to be created within the De- 
partment of Labor and Industries and women are 
to be eligible to both. 



On Monday night, Ruth Chatterton, than whom 
there is no more popular figure on the American 
stage today, will enter upon the second and final 
highly successful week of her all-too-short engage- 
ment at the Hollis Street Theatre. 

In George Scarborough's new, ironic comedy, 
Miss Chatterton has a vehicle in which she appears 
to even greater advantage than she has at any 
time before. She is charming, piquant, arid posi- 
tively brilliant in her interpretation of the role of 
Judith Baldwin, the capricious daughter of Senator 
Baldwin, of Arizona, who chooses her own novel 
method of proving the true worth of the several 
suitors who are bidding for her hand. Mr. Scar- 
borough's comedy is an amusingly invented, skill- 
fully conducted ironic comedy, a type of play that 
is all too rare in the American theatre today. 

The production, at the hands of Henry Miller, is 
of the usual high standard set by this discriminat- 
ing producer, and the entire action takes place in 
a delightful old Colonial home in Washington of 
the present day. 

Miss Chatterton's supporting company is one 
that contributes some of the finest ensemble acting 
seen in Boston in many a long day. Conspicuous 
in her support is James Rennie, who, in the r&le 
of the silent, watchful Westerner, gives as interest- 
ing a characterization as has been seen here in 
many a long day. Others prominent in Miss Chat- 
terton's support include Auriol Lee, Edward Field- 
ing, Charles Trowbridge, Sydney Booth, Flora 
Sheffield, and Lawrence Eddinger. During the 
final week at the Hollis Street, there will be the 
usual Wednesday and Saturday matinees. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 




DR. STANLEY E. HALL 



THE- PARLIAMENT- OF* FOOLS 



ANOTHER BLUES. 



There are Blues that you hear in the ball room 
In the saxophone's lingering moan, 
Prohibition and love oft inspire them 
But not these two topics alone. 

For sometimes the subject is Beale Street 
Or the charms of Hawaiian girls fair, 
(Then the band thinks of Sundays at Coney 
For Hawai to them is right there). 

Other Blues are called Memphis and Ring Tail, 
Alcoholic and Homesickness too, 
But somehow- or other these bluest of blues 
Don't ever make yours truly blue. 

So I think I shall write me a blue song. 
A song that's of worry and shame. 
To the faculty of Wellesley College 
I shall faithfully dedicate same. 

It shall tell of the throes and the sorrows 
Of the horrors of two weeks in — well 
Geographically I am in Wellesley 
But my spirit is really in ( ).* 

3Iy song shall be frantically hectic 

With sadness which always accrues 

And its topic shall be what is fiercest to me. 

I shall call it the Mid-Year Blues. 



*A much warmer locality. 



PUBLICITY. 



Gee ! it's great to be famous 

But 

"When you get 

One hundred telegrams 

And two hundred letters 

Of congratulations 

Because 

Friends of yours 

Read in your home papers 

That 

You, yourself 

As a member of the Azura society 

Received General Pershing's 

Campaign hat, sword and four silken 

Banners. 

That's the time that 

You'd like to 

MURDER 

The editor who invented the story. 



SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER 
ORGANIZATIONS. 

1. Lets have a Busy Sign Society where by 
the girl having the most original "busy sign" and 
who receives the most calls while said sign is up, 
wins a flunk note. 

2. Wouldn't it be fun to have a sliding contest? 
An hour donated to falling in the snow would 
count one-half point, on the ice one point, all 
broken limbs count five points. The class with the 
largest score gets a pair of crutches, the second 
place shall be awarded a cane. 

3. Letter writing competition is great fun too. 
>\ ouldn't it be j oily to give a stamp to the girl 
who can write the fanciest letters? 

4. A more difficult institution to organize is that 
of sleeping in classes but this too could be man- 
aged. All girls entering the contest must sign at 
the door and then occupy the front seats in the 
room. The class whose members sleep the largest 
number of hours will receive a beauteous gift — ■ 
another prize shall be awarded to the loudest snorer 
in college. This will prove very restful and bene- 
ficial. If everyone learns to sleep the faculty will 
have a lovely vacation. 



(1) 
The Lass on Novice Day stepped forth 
With proud and haughty head held high. 
Some lanky skii cluthed awkwardly; 
A ghastty look of "do or die" 
The steep white hill looked promising — 
Of death's cold wintry sting. 
She thought, "I'll skii as beauteously 
As bird upon the wing!" 
Neck-breaking record, made the Lass 
On that, our Novice Day — 
They placed the skii beside her 
When they put the dear away. 

(2) 
"Tobogganing is quite the thing" 
As she crashed into a tree. 
"It's quite the vogue for days like these" 
From tons of snow she wiggled free! 

"How gladly my Southern Ma will be," 
As she cracked a leg or two. 
"I learned to skii so wonderfully" 
Where is the spot not black or blue? 

"To glide, to glide, forever slide" 
As she tripped upon her nose 
"My skates are wings, the ice is space" 
A hole — and then she froze. 

F. L. P., '23. 



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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



GRADUATE COURSES, 1920-21. 



Graduate students and members of the class of 
1920 who desire to apply for admission to graduate 
work in Wellesley College in 1920-21 are notified 
that applications should be made before May 1, 
if possible. The following directions as to methods 
of procedure are offered. 

Application blanks and copies of the Graduate 
Circular issued for the present year can be ob- 
tained at the Registrar's office, and requests for 
the Graduate Circular of 1920-21 may be filed 
there. 

The heads of departments in which students 
wish to work should be consulted as soon as pos- 
sible. 

Thirty graduate scholarships to the value of 
$175 a year, the equivalent of one year's tuition, 
have been established for the benefit of approved 
candidates for the M. A. degree in residence at 
Wellesley. A list of other fellowships and scholar- 
ships to which appointments is made through Wel- 
lesley College is given on pages 22-25 of the 
Graduate Circular for 1920-21. The larger schol- 
arships and fellowships are commonly not given 
to students in their first year of graduate work. 

Further information and advice may be ob- 
tained from members of the Committee on Grad- 
uate Instruction. 

Anna J. McKeag, Chairman, 
Committee on Graduate Instruction. 



NEUTRAL HOUSE. 



The upside-down house in "Alice in Wonder- 
land" that lay somewhere beyond the pool of tears, 
was an odd enough place. Being in wonderland, 
however, it had its funny side, if you remember. 
A real house, far more topsy-turvy and infinitely 
sadder, has recently been opened for children in 
Constantinople, according to Miss Adelaide S. 
Dwight, a Near East Relief worker just returned 
to this country. 

Neutral House is the name that has been given 
to it, and it is an upside-down house, indeed, and 

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one that would be possible only in an upside-down 
world. Little children without a country are its 
inmates. Youngsters who dare not tell their na- 
tionality because of their terror of the Turks are 
brought to Neutral House and put through certain 
psychological tests in order that the matter may be 
determined. 

They are all children who have been brought 
from Turkish homes on the suspicion that they are 
Armenians. Some of them were mere babies when 
the Moslems seized them, and have forgotten their 
nationality. Others know that they are Armenians, 
but have been told over and over by the Turks 
that they would be put to death at Neutral House 
if they revealed the secret of their parentage. A 
few are Turkish children^ wrongly suspected of 
being Armenians, and later returned to their 
homes. 

When the British first assumed authority in 
Constantinople, they ordered at once that all Arme- 
nian children should be released from Turkish 
homes. When this command was not obeyed, 
soldiers and Near East Relief workers took the 
matter into their own hands, and began taking the 
youngsters from the Moslem homes. The difficulty 
was in being sure about their nationality, for in 
every case the Turks swore that the children were 
Turkish. 

So the doors of Neutral House was opened, and 
the children about whom there was doubt were 
brought to it for a time, in order that their na- 
tionality might be determined with absolute cer- 
tainty, if possible. Anything more weird than this 
great building full of terrified children who are 
convinced that they will be killed while they are 
within its walls would be impossible to imagine. 
Some of the little newcomers are brought in 
screaming and kicking. Others stand perfectly 
still, rigid with horror. 

"I am a Turk, I am a Turk," they repeat, over 
and over, in flat, little voices, sick with fear, and 
will say nothing else. Others, when questioned, tell 
a straight story, giving Moslem names and consist- 
ent birthplaces, evidently having been well drilled 
in the stories they were to tell. 

As the days go on, and the children continue to 
be kindly treated, they lose a little of their fear. 
Cautiously, they begin to play a little with the 
other children. Their small faces do not pale with 
terror when the grown-ups in Neutral House come 
toward them. 

For a long time, however, nothing more is said 
to them of their nationality. When, finally, the 
subject is brought up again, some of them have 
been so won by kindness that they tell the truth. 
Others who still reiterate that they are Turks are 
put through certain tests. 

The most usual of these tests is the making of 
the cross. Turkish children never do this. When 
a child instinctively makes the sign of the cross 
after seeing someone else do it, it is a sure indica- 
tion that he is an Armenian. 

Objects familiar to only Armenians are placed 
before the children, and their reaction to these is 
watched. Sometimes an Armenian first name is 
called out in a room full of children, and a 
youngster who has been going by a Turkish name 
responds to it quickly. Sometimes places in Arme- 
nian cities or in the Armenian quarters of cities 
are mentioned, and a child's face lights up quickly, 
showing that he has a knowledge of that place and 
that he probably has lived there. 

One little boy gave a Turkish name, and stuck to 
it that he was a Moslem, telling a perfectly logical 
lie until he suddenly relapsed into truth-telling 
with the mention of his birthplace. He came from 
Cesarea, he said. An Armenian girl who had been 
a pupil in a mission school there, and who is now 
engaged in Near East Relief work, happened to 
remember him. 

"Aren't you Alfred Tomassin?" she demanded. 
The child burst into tears. 
"Don't kill me !" he begged. 



The Armenian girl, who makes it her task to 
match up families, or the scattered remnants of 
them, soon afterwards came upon Albert Tomassin, 
Alfred's brother, in a Near East Relief orphanage. 
He had passed through Neutral House earlier. 
Both boys are now in the same orphanage, since the 
Near East Relief makes a business of uniting the 
members of families wherever possible. 

When the little children in Neutral House really 
do not remember whether they are Armenians or 
Turks, the broken mosaic of their lives must be 
pieced together, bit by bit, and the process is 1 a 
matter of time. Day after day they are questioned 
about their homes and families. Gradually, they 
begin to remember. 

A typical case was that of a small boy who did 
not remember his name, or where he had lived, or 
whether he had had a family. The only thing he 
could remember was that he had had a grand- 
mother. Perhaps she had petted him when the 
world stood out against him, after the way of 
grandmothers; anyhow he remembered her. But 
he did not know her name, or what her nationality 
had been. 

But the grandmother clue was followed. Every 
uay the child remembered something new about his 
grandmother. One day he remembered the color of 
the shawl that she had worn. On another occa- 
sion, he remembered that she bad made lace, which 
was a strong indication that she was an Armenian. 

One day lie made the sign of the cross for the 
first time. By this time, he had been in Neutral 
House for so long that this was not regarded as a 
fair test. It was thought that he might have 
learned to do it from seeing the other children. 

"Did you ever do that before?" he was asked. 

"I don't know," said the child. 

Then suddenlly his face lighted up. 

"I must have done it before," he said. "I re- 
member how my grandmother scolded me one day 
because she said I did not make it well." 

So the unhapply little ghosts in Neutral House, 
who seem at first to be shut out equally from 
heaven and hell, gradually turn into flesh-and-blood 
children again — children with a country. Those 
who have proved that they were Turks by respond- 
ing to none of the tests, and by telling the same 
story through all their stay, and especially by 
showing less fear than the others, are sent back to 
their Turkish homes. Those who are Armenians 
are put into the Near East Relief orphanages. 
Hundreds and hundreds of them have gone out 
through the doors of Neutral House to these 
orphanages. 

LOST. 

A small black leather coin purse, containing 
bills and change; also two charging coins for use 
in Boston stores. Return to Liixa Weed, 423 
Tower Court. — Reward. 



TOje imtttocm Houtfe 

Of en the year round. 

NORTH SUTTON, N. H. 

R. W. Seymour 

PROPRIETOR 

An ideal place for a rest or for winter 
sports. Toboganning, snow shoeing, coast- 
ing, skiing, sleigh riding and skating are 
among the attractions of the House avail- 
able to the guests. 

The Huntoon House is on the approved 
list for Wellesley College vacationists. 

The rates are reasonable and the table 
excellent. Write for circular and more 
complete information. 



THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



Hlumnae department 

(The Editors are earnestly striving to make this de- 
partment of value by reporting events of interest to 
Wellesley Alumni as promptly and as completely as is 
possible. The Alumnx are urged to co-operate by tend- 
ing notices to the Alumnx General Secretary or directly 
to the Wellesley College News.) 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

"17. Louise M. DuRelle to Woodford N. Dula- 
ney, Yale Sheffield, '14. 

'18. Elizabeth McPherson McGill to Captain 
Freeman Clarkson, U. S. A., Harvard, '14, Massa- 
chusetts Institute of Technology, '16. Brother of 
Gertrude E. Clarkson, '12, and Florence H. Clark- 
son, '19. 

'19. Dorothy Weinschenck to Glenn D. Gillett, 
Harvard, '19. 



'IS, On January 13, in Chicago, Illinois, a 
daughter to Ruth Henderson Peace. 

'14. On December 28, 1919, in Fall River, Mass., 
a son, Carl Anthony Terry, Jr., to Edith Brayton 
Terry. 

'17. On January 6, in Brooklyn, N. Y., a 
daughter, Priscilla Miles, to Emma Barrett Coffin. 

'17. On December 13, 1919, in Wollaston, Mass., 
a daughter, Miriam, to Margaret Ooodspeed Col- 
burn. 



DEATHS. 



MARRIAGES. 

'15. Birdseye-Havens. On September 19, 1919, 
Mabel H. Havens to Garner Kippen Birdseye, 
Pratt, 1914. 

'15. Parton-Breingan. Janet Margaret Brein- 
gan to David Andrew Parton, Princeton, 1915. 

'18. Mansfield-Swormstedt. On January 17, at 
Washington, D. C, Helen Swormstedt to Paul 
Lothrop Mansfield of Boston, Mass. 

'19. Coan-Schroeder. On January 15, at De- 
troit, Michigan, Elizabeth Schroeder to Dr. Glenn 
Long Coan. 

ex-'20. Pack-Brown. On December 18, 1919, at 
Waterbury, Conn., Eleanor Brown to Captain 
Arthur Newton Pack, Williams, 1914. 



ex-'81. On January 23, at Clifton Springs, N. 
Y., Lila Verplanck North, Wellesley 1881-1882, 
Bryn Mawr, '95, associate professor of Greek at 
Goucher College 1899-1910, recently a member of 
the faculty of Bradford Academy. 

ex-'84. On Thanksgiving Day, 1919, in Chicago, 
111., Mrs. Charles Gordon Fuller (Isabelle H. 
White), mother of Dorothy Fuller Vawter, '08, and 
sister of Lucy Elizabeth White, '93, and of Lillian 
White Baldwin, '87. 

'99. On January 1, Mrs. Conrad Seipp, mother 
of Alma Seipp Hay. 

'06-'14. On January 19, in Arlington, Mass., 
Harriet Ayer, sister of Dorothy Ayer Glidden. 

'09. On November 8, 1919, in Hengchow, Hunan, 
China, Mrs. Samuel C. McKee (C. Augusta List). 

CHANGES OF ADDRESS. 



BIRTHS. 

'08. On October 30, 1919, in Benton Harbor, 
Michigan, a son, William A. Vawter III, to 
Dorothv Fuller Vawter. 



'05. Mrs. Ralph E. Atherton (Cora Squier) to 
4 Guild Rd., Worcester, Mass. 

'10. Mrs. George S. Marks (Clara Church) to 
149 N. Latrobe Ave., Chicago, 111. 




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Tarn, made in Europe where 
the style originated. Woven 
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weight, clings as lightly to the 
hair as a snowflake. 

Just the thing, too, to express 
vigorous class patriotism. Get 
your class to adopt them. Be 
the first to put over this new 
vogue in college headwear. 

Beret Tarns can be ordered in 
any one of the following colors 
through your local college 

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'11. Mrs. Paul Chapin Squire (Marion Kinne) 
to the American Consulate, St. Nazaire, France. 

'13. Mrs. Edward B. Irish (Alice Burr) to 174 
Jay St., Albany, N. Y. 

'13. Ruth P. Greenlay to 114 Woodland St., 
Worcester, Mass. 

'16. Mrs. Alvah E. Moody (Norah Robinson) to 
609 E. Commerce St., Shamokin, Pa. 

'17. Mrs. Robert S. Oliver (Ruth Fowler) to 
38 Prospect Place, Bristol,. Conn. 

'17. Mrs. Mathew H. Guthrie (Flora Taft) to 
Ozark, Kansas. 



DURANT GUEST HOUSE. 



Beginning with the new year came the re-open- 
ing of the Durant Guest House. It was first 
opened under the direction of an alumna?, Miss 
Lucy J. Freeman, '97, and after two interesting 
and experimental seasons, it is now to be used by 
the trustees of the college as an organic part of 
their plan to make the college and its needs better 
known. 

The house was delightfully successful in many 
ways in the past two years, but its unique contribu- 
tion was made in the impressions of Wellesley 
created through its quieter forms of hospitality. 
Observing this the women on the Board of Trus- 
tees have been inspired with the idea of using the 
house consistently and steadily as a means of af- 
fording similar opportunities for seeing Wellesley 
with the purposes of cementing old friendships and 
making new ones for the college. 

The hospitality the house offers continues the 
traditions of Mrs. Durant's home, a carefully ap- 
pointed house in a beautiful setting and an inter- 
esting neighborhood, whose attractions may best be 
realized sometimes by a week end visit, sometimes 
by a formal dinner, and sometimes over a cup of 
tea. 

The house is supported as it has been from the 
beginning by alumna? and friends who approve the 
for-sightseeing policy of the trustees in thus seek- 
ing to promote Wellesley's interests. 

Control and management have been placed in a 
Committee of Trustees, Miss Candace C. Stimson, 
'92, Miss Sarah Lawrence, '90, and Miss Belle 
Sherwin, '90, chairman. Guests will be entertained 
on invitation from the chairman and the succeeding 
resident hostesses. Coming as volunteers from dif- 
ferent parts of the country for short terms of resi- 
dence, the hostesses will bring to the house wide 
range of interests and variety of acquaintance that 
the success of the plan demands. The household 
management is under the professional direction of 
Miss Rose E. Loctzer of New York. 

Belle Sherwin, 
Chairman of Committee of Trustees 
Durant Guest House. 



THE WALDENSIAN AID SOCIETY. 



The Waldensian Aid Society is an organization 
interested in assisting the relief and educational 
work which is being done by the Waldensian 
Church in Italy. Many of the famous Alpini of 
the Italian army were members of this ancient 
Protestant church, and the death of these valiant 
mountaineer soldiers left orphan children to be 
cared for by the Waldensians. Miss Margaret 
H. Jackson, Professor of Italian at Wellesley, is 
the secretary of the Boston Branch of the Society, 
the president of the national organization is 1 the 
Right Reverend David H. Greer. 

A contribution of $30 was voted to the Society 
by the Missionary Committee of the Christian 
Association, and the following account of its use 
has been received in a letter from Miss Jackson: 

"At a recent meeting of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Boston Branch it was voted to send 
your kind contribution from our Christian Asso- 
ciation to the girls' orphanage at Torre Pellici, 
rather than to the general fund. The feeling of 



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THE WELLESLEY COLLEGE NEWS 



personal contact will add to the value of the 
contribution. I visited the orphanage while at 
Torre Pellici and found it admirably managed. 
The girls are trained for home-makers either in 
their own homes when they shall have them or in 
the homes of others if they go out to domestic 
service. They also do fine needlework. The girls 
speak French as well as Italian." 

Miss Jackson tells an interesting fact regarding 
this orphanage. Not far from the building are 
the remants of a fortification which was construc- 
ted for the defence of the Waldenses at the orders 
of Oliver Cromwell, at the time when these Italian 
Protestants were in danger of attack from French 
and Italian enemies. Cromwell moreover granted 
a subsidy to them from the English treasury. 
After this subsidy ceased, with the return -of the 
Stuarts, a subsidy was received by the Waldensian 
Church from German Protestants. The loss of 
this outside aid since the war has left the Walden- 
sians, who are folk of scanty means, sadly crippled 
in carrying on their work. B. W. M. 



CALENDAR. 



January 31. 2 P. M. and 7 P. M. Shakespeare 
House. Meeting of the Graduate Council. 

February 1. 11 A. M. Chapel. Mr. Robert E. 
Speer of New York. 
7 P. M. Chapel. Vespers. AddTess by Mr. 

Robert E. Speer. 
2.30 P. M. Tower Court. Informal report of 
Miss. Ruth C. Hanford, '09, Traveling Coun- 
cilor, and Miss. Helen P. Margesson, '96, 
Chairman of Clubs, presiding. 
Meeting of Students Aid Society. Addresses 
by the President, student members, and 
others. 

February 2. 9.30 A. M. Shakespeare House. 
Meeting of Graduate Council. 

February 3. 7.30-9.30. Whitin Observatory open. 



CONTRIBUTIONS WANTED FOR THE 
YALE RECORD'S "GIRL NUMBER." 

"Something in the way of art, humor, or even 
something of a serious nature" is wanted by the 
Tale Record for their "Girl's Number." The 
entire number is made up of material contributed 
by girls from the various colleges, and prizes for 
the best contributions are offered. The first and 
second prizes are gold and silver "Owl Charms." 

All material must be sent before February 12 
to 

Wm. B. Moore, 

478 Yale Station, 

New Haven, Conn. 



"It is not so much what we teach, as what we 
are." — Dr. Clark. 

"The deepest interest of mankind is religion. 
What is religion? It is the unquenchable quest of 
man after God." — Robert Speer. 



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KATHERINE WILLIAMS TELLS OF MISS 
PENDLETON'S VISIT TO PEKING. 

"Y. W. C. A., Peking, 
29 December, 1919. 
"The long anticipated and thoroughly enjoyable 
visit from Miss Pendleton and Miss Conant is .now 
a happy memory. We tried to show them some- 
thing of our work by giving them a chance to meet 
about forty of our Chinese members. One day 
they looked in on our Christmas entertainment,— 
a play representing the Christmas story in true 
Oriental setting. Ask them if they didn't enjoy 
the black-haired angels ! 

"One of the nicest times for me personally was 
the day I spent with them at the Great Wall. 
Think of showing the President of Wellesley 
around, and actually interpreting for her and giv- 
ing her information ! Then it was a red-letter day 
when thirteen Wellesley folk sat down to luncheon 
together, — three of them having come a three 
hours' ride just for that, and having to return to 
their babies before night. 

"It is so fine that Wellesley is adopting our 
Peking college. If you could see it you'd be proud 
to claim relationship, and having met one of its 
graduates, I know you'll be eager to know more. 

"Just this year the Social Service Department of 
the Y. W. C. A. has taken a new departure, and 
following a survey made last year of the district 
inpart of which the College stands, are making 
ths district a social service center somewhat along 
the lines of settlement work at home. Several 
playgrounds are to be opened, and some of the 
College girls are now in training as leaders in 
playground work. 

"The thing we need most now is more Chinese 
secretaries. The kind of girl we want, of course, 
is the kind who is most in demand elsewhere, but 
as the College grows, and graduates more students, 
I'm sure our prospects will grow brighter. Of 
course it isn't so many years in America since 
teaching was the one respectable profession for 
women, and I really think China will not long be 
bound by that feeling. Many girls are studying 
medicine and nursing, but so far we've only had 
the pioneers in Association work. Shanghai this 
year boasts nine Chinese secretaries and they're 
eleven years old. We are three years old, and 
have three Chinese secretaries, and need three 
more right now. It isn't lack of funds, for our 
campaign for $6000 this fall was quite successful. 
It's educated young women with a big social 
vision that we need. 



"Who will be the next Wellesley visitor? We 
welcome them all, and only wish there were more." 
Yours sincerely, 

Katherine U. Williams. 



" 'The Master needs' — that is sufficient." — Bishop 
McDowell. 

"We need to look into our own lives and into 
Christ's face." — Robert Speer. 

"God asks us to let Him speak through us to the 
world. What is our response to this challenge?" 



COLLEGE NOTE. 

Died. 
'20. On January 14, in Philadelphia, Ralph 
Fillebrown Spaulding, Haverford School, '20, 
brother of Elizabeth Fillebrown Spaulding. 

FOUND— One pair of Kid Gloves, dropped by 
a Wellesley girl as she got on the Wolverine at 
Christmas time. See Margaret Kilgore, 528 Tower 
Court. 

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